30 January - 03 February
STEM Ambassador in Scotland Week 2023 (30 Jan – 03 Feb 2023) is a celebration of all things STEM in Scotland through the experiences of our STEM Ambassadors.
For 2023’s week we have chosen ‘storytelling’ as a theme. From linking literacy and STEM through online events to STEM Ambassadors sharing their STEM career stories. The week is an opportunity to discover new topics, themes and careers through STEM Ambassadors in Scotland.
STEM Ambassadors are volunteers who work in or study a STEM field with a passion for working with young people to shine a light on the different opportunities available. All our volunteers are trained and have a PVG and can support you in lots of different ways. The STEM Ambassadors in Scotland Hub’s role is to support you to make the most out of the programme, making it easier to engage with STEM and to find resources, opportunities and people to bring it to life.
As a practitioner you can get involved by participating in our events; make use of our resources and request your own STEM Ambassador for your setting. Find out more below.
For Primary aged learners
STEM Storytime is a programme of live online sessions delivered by STEM Ambassadors, each about a different topic. In each session a STEM Ambassador will deliver a book reading, followed by a short talk on the STEM links of the story based on their own experiences.
Each session will last 30 minutes during SAIS Week starting at 09.30 or 13.30. More information on the sessions and how to register will be available soon on our SAIS Week webpage or on our events page.
- Wed, 01 FebMicrosoft Teams Live01 Feb, 09:30 – 10:00Microsoft Teams LiveJoin us for this STEM Story Session all about construction and STEMazing structures with STEM Ambassador Anne Okafor and How was that Built by Roma Agrawal. As well as the book there will be an activity learners can join in with. Suitable for approx 8-12 year olds.
- Thu, 02 FebMicrosoft Teams Live
- Tue, 31 JanMicrosoft Teams Live
- Mon, 30 JanMicrosoft Teams Live
The future of technology is exciting - how could you be a part of it?
For learners aged 8-12 years old
In this session Becky Patel from the charity Tech She Can will discuss how advancements in technology are changing the future world of work. The students will then take a deep dive into the role of an ethical hacker with ethical hackers from PwC. This interactive session will also include tasks and activities for the students to complete.
For this session, the students will each need a piece of plain A4 paper and a pencil.
For Seconday aged learners
STEM Careers stories
Interview with a STEM Ambassador – giving students the chance to ask the questions
We have lined up a host of STEM Ambassador who are ready to answer all the questions students ever wanted to know about their jobs, studies, and everything in between.
All our ambassadors will record a short presentation on their work and the studies and skills involved and then answer any questions sent in by students, recordings of the presentations and Q&A’s will be available here during STEM Ambassadors in Scotland Week.
We would love to hear from students across all the subjects and secondary school years about what you would like to know.
We have highlighted the subjects which might be particularly relevant for each ambassador, but questions are welcome from everyone.
Ask your questions by completing the form linked below. If you would like to know more about several ambassadors, please complete a separate form for each ambassador.
Watch our interviews with STEM Ambassadors from different areas of STEM. We'll be releasing new videos each day during STEM Ambassadors in Scotland week!
Dr Maryam Gharebaghi, Principal Process Engineer, Worley
For STEM Ambassadors and Employers
We have put together this Employer Pack so you can celebrate your achievements as a STEM Ambassador, find out more about the programme and learn some useful engagement tips!